Benedict Cumberbatch fan- girls, tells Harrison Ford that he ‘fantasized’ about him


Benedict Cumberbatch has already taped his episode of Graham Norton, which airs tonight in England. It doesn’t air on BBC America until next week, I think, but it doesn’t matter because Graham Norton’s shows are put on YouTube very quickly, so I’m sure I’ll be covering the interview this weekend. These are promotional images from the show, obviously – NO CUMBERCURLS. Still, he looks good. Ben got to do the show with Harrison Ford, and apparently there was a lot of fan-girling, mostly on Benedict’s part. But Harrison did say that he’s a fan of Ben’s Sherlock. Apparently, Ben told Harrison: “When I met you in LA at a party we talked and I made a complete idiot of myself. You were very nice but I said, ‘I am a really, really big fan, I used to fantasize about you…’ What I meant to say was I used to fantasize about being Han Solo and Indy. You took it very well and said ‘it takes all sorts.’” Funny.

There’s some coverage of the show ahead of the airing, but it’s nothing spoiler-y. When asked about Sherlock Season 3, Cumby says: “I can’t say an awful lot but he comes back, there’s a reunion that doesn’t go as planned, there’s a wedding and there’s a new bad guy.” When asked how Sherlock survived, he said: “Smoke and mirrors.”

Also: as I mentioned in another post, Ben’s doing a Reddit AMA today at 2:30 EST I think. It should be either amazing or completely terrible. We’ll see. And Ben was interviewed on Good Morning America this morning (sorry this is such sh-tty quality, it was all I could find update: better quality video below):

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And here’s a nice bonus – Benedict’s behind-the-scenes of his People Mag shoot. He was named one of the “Ones To Watch”. OMG HIS VOICE.






Promotional images courtesy of Graham Norton Show, BBC.

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  1. C. says:

    For once I am actually considering hitting that. He looks good.

  2. CaribbeanLaura says:

    GAH Can’t wait to see this interview. I aloso find Jack Whitehall to be really funny ( that’s his name right?)

  3. T.Fanty says:

    I adore the short hair.

    And I’m letting the “Putting on the Ritz” look pass without comment. And calling it that is generous. EsCon was going with “Are You Being Served Mannequin.” I love the fact that someone in an office clearly thought “he’s British! Obviously a comedy top hat is the ONLY way to go!”

    Christopher Tiejens wouldn’t have put up with this tomfoolery.

  4. Abby says:

    This time I actually licked my tv when I saw him on Good morning America but so pissed that it was only 3 minutes.

    Come on they could have given him more time SMH.

    Seeing him with his idol Mr.Ford is making me all warm and fuzzy inside. I am so eager to see Graham Norton tonight. This Friday is dedicated to Cumby :D

  5. GeeMoney says:

    Love him! He looks great. Looking forward to seeing the Graham Norton show video.

  6. Allison says:

    I would like to second OMG HIS VOICE.

  7. Vesta says:

    Huh, lots of things happening on Cumby field. I’m still overwhelmed with those Esquire pics (but could have of course watched them ALL again today).

    That People spot is… I guess The Posh is back and sitting slightly bored in his golden privileged chair in some private gentlemen’s club. I’m not exactly excited…

    That Harrison fantasy we have heard before, so I hope they come up with something new too.

  8. Maureen says:

    LOVE HIM. Don’t care for the People photos. Yuck, pass.

  9. Tish says:

    That People photoshoot (iiw, btw) reminds me of this documentary about his posh school (Harrow: A Very British School) where they have tails as a special school uniform. They wear it in this event where they do speeches in Latin.

  10. Kaiser says:

    I can’t believe none of you are bringing up the fact that he name-drops “Olivia, my girlfriend at the time” in his People video. My heart skipped a beat when he said “girlfriend”.


  11. bettyrose says:

    I would shamelessly fan-girl HF like fan-girling was going out of style. And when I tell him that I used to fantasize about him, let’s be cleat that I mean full on grinding sweaty fantasizing.

    • j.eyre says:

      I’m with you, bettyr. I fan-girl over Harrison Ford daily. He was my first sex dream (not fantasy but the actual asleep dream)

      Although, int he interest of full disclosure, today my first comment would be to thank him for his son’s Flatbreads which are as tasty as Han Solo.

  12. Sephora Wilson says:

    I can’t wait to see this interview. Plus the Jimmy Fallon one tonight.

    Off topic a little but I still think he is in love with Olivia. I mean they were together for a long time so it’s expected. I kinda wouldn’t mind them getting back together, even if I have shipped him with other actresses before.

    I love this hair style on him. I’m kinda glad the curls are gone even if a part of me still miss them.

  13. Dulcinea says:

    Kaiser I love you and all the Cumpy posts! They make my morning!

  14. Green Girl says:

    Deleted, sorry – don’t want to take it off topic.

  15. themummy says:

    How can he be so odd looking and yet when I look at him all I can think about is sex with him?? Gah! He is so very attractive to me…even though he is both ugly and beautiful at the same time. Mind fuck!

    • Sephora Wilson says:

      Lol!!! I agree. Like I don’t think he is ugly but can look odd at times. But I think there is something attractive about his face. I really believe that is his appeal. The fact that he doesn’t really look like anyone else, the weird face etc. I think its human nature to be attracted to things that are not so in the ordinary but something “different”.

      I’ve heard the term uglyhot before used for him. It’s just so funny to me.

  16. janey says:

    They let DUC out for the AMA:

    Q: Do you, Matt smith, and Tom Hiddleton have cheek bone polishing parties?

    A:We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imagining a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth nordic legend fuck fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.

  17. Lindy79 says:

    Reddit is hard to navigate but found this at the top…..


  18. janey says:

    “You should be asking who’s naked under it with me” Not internet savvy, my arse.

  19. claire says:

    LOL! I came over here just to see if you all were talking about the AMA. Even though I’m usually one of the people on this site talking about how we don’t “get” the fascination with this guy, I must admit…I’m quite enjoying the AMA. He’s rubbing off on me. He is much wittier than I ever realized. And, OMG, Shitty Watercolour getting some feedback was a great moment. I love some SW!

  20. kellyinseattle says:

    Harrison Ford = yummy, still. His ears are getting a bit big, but I’d still do him…my first crush – Han Solo.

  21. icerose says:

    I really struggle to find this man attractive despite his talent and that look is just so conservative. He just looks bland in a suit and lacks the style to pull off anything really individual. The Sherlock look does suit him. It mist be the longer hair as it makes him look younger and less conservative.
    I always love the way stars fan each other I think it must be written into their contracts. The internet is buzzing about something he said about spending time with Tom and Matt so as its just starting I may give it a go.I can manage some Star Wars chat but can always turn the sound down if Fifth Estate comes up. Norton is the real star because he makes everyone sound funny.

  22. LadySlippers says:

    I’m still almost faint w/ joy & lust over his Reddit answers…

    OH MY! :-D